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Search Results: Access to Capital
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Shared Kitchen Toolkit
This Toolkit is intended for everyone from kitchen entrepreneurs to startup nonprofits, from economic development agencies to producer networks, from food system groups to real estate developers. We hope this Toolkit also provides helpful guidance...
Small Business Credit Survey 2019
The Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, delivers timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policymakers, lenders, and service providers. The report...
Fact Sheet on Farm Credit System Farmer Lending Results for 2018
This information summarizes Farm Credit System 2018 lending activity to young, beginning, and small (YBS) farmers, ranchers, and producers or harvesters of aquatic products. For total System loans, the number of new loans made in 2018 declined by...
Walmart’s Monopolization of Local Grocery Markets (2018)
In 43 metropolitan areas and 160 smaller markets, Walmart captures 50 percent or more of grocery sales, our analysis of 2018 spending data found. In 38 of these regions, Walmart’s share of the grocery market is 70 percent or more. Our findings...
Fair Food Fund 5 Year Impact Report
The Fair Food Fund was designed to meet these entrepreneurs where they are and take them where they want to go. Since 2013, we have invested more than $3 million in 13 food businesses. Just as important is supporting these businesses on the road to...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Building Partnerships to Maximize Your RLF Impact
The varying size of Revolving Loan Funds leaves many organizations without the financial and staff capacity to effectively support all aspects of a lending program and building partnerships can enhance its effectiveness and impact. Key partnerships...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Capital for Main StreetMembers only Login
Whether it is supporting small businesses, investing in historic buildings, or repairing aging infrastructure, Main Street communities need access to capital in various forms. Small downtowns and commercial districts contain a myriad of uses and...
Agricultural Lending: Credit to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Is LimitedMembers only Login
Can women and minorities get the loans they need to buy and operate farms? According to USDA survey data, these "socially disadvantaged" farmers and ranchers get a disproportionately small share of farm loans. More detailed information isn’t...
Growing Food Connections: Aggregation, Processing, and DistributionMembers only Login
This brief highlights the many ways and scales at which local governments can invest in aggregation, processing, and distribution infrastructure to support local and regional food systems, from commissioning assessment studies and food hub business...
Soil Wealth: Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Across Asset ClassesMembers only Login
As the investment community in the United States, particularly within the fields of sustainable, responsible, and impact investing, shows an increasing appetite for investing in sustainable agriculture and food systems across asset classes, a subset...
GASB Draft P3 and Availability Payment Arrangements Members only Login
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is responsible for (1) establishing and improving standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting to provide useful information to users of financial reports and (2)...
USDA Report on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity 2019Members only Login
On April 25, 2017, the President of the United States established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790. The purpose and function of the Task Force was to identify legislative, regulatory, and...
Financing Native Nations: Access to Capital MarketsMembers only Login
One-third of reservation-based Native Americans fall below the poverty line, and the nations governing these reservations, unable to spur economic development, struggle to provide even the most basic services. Yet, despite their difficulty in...
Financing Native-owned BusinessMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Interior provides steps and answered questions about financing a tribal or native-owned business.
Access to Capital and Credit in Native CommunitiesMembers only Login
This document, “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities: A Data Review” (Data Review) begins to answer the questions: Where does Native America stand now in terms of capital and credit access? What has been the effect of new action and...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: The Landscape of Mega Project InitiativesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, expert speakers from CAI Global, Baltimore Development Corporation, Arlington Economic Development, and VEDP provided an in-depth overview of the approaches being used by cities,...
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Best Practices in Revolving Loan Fund Marketing
Hundreds of Revolving Loan Fund programs exist nationwide that are underutilized and in many cases unknown to the business and development industry. Marketing the RLF is a critical component in operating a successful program. A RLF agency should...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Strategies to Support Your Local Venture Capital EcosystemMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, Lamont Price with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Teela Spiller with the Atlanta Micro Fund, and Eric Clement with the NYCEDC highlighted several...
ReConnecting Rural Broadband - Strategies for Funding SuccessMembers only Login
During this webinar, Lindsay Miller, Attorney with Ice Miller LLP, Heather Morgan, Executive Director of Project 17, Ryeon Corsi, Management and Program Analyst at USDA-RD, and Jeff Reiman, Vice President of The Broadband Group discussed creative...
U.S. Economic Development Administration: Federal Access to Capital FinancingMembers only Login
Mitchell Harrison from the U.S. Economic Development Administration provides an overview of the capital access tools offered by the EDA at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Federal Access to Capital FinancingMembers only Login
B Vohryzek from the National Association of Development Companies provides an overview of the capital access tools offered by federal agencies at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Meet the U.S. Small Business AdministrationMembers only Login
Dianna Seaborn from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides an overview of the capital access tools offered by the SBA at the 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference.
Greener Pastures for New FarmersMembers only Login
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Greater Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and the regional forum for planning matters, is actively working to address critical food system issues.
CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series: Food Systems & Access to Capital
Research and written by CDFA, this white paper is part of a series examining the potential creation of a food systems asset class which supports the market growth of local and regional food systems which meet the economic, social, environmental, and...
Miami WIFIA Project Fact SheetMembers only Login
Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department will construct fourteen new injection wells at three wastewater treatment plants. When the construction of this project and all necessary associated facilities are complete, Miami-Dade County will...
Louisiana's Healthy Food Retail ProgramMembers only Login
Louisiana’s Healthy Food Retail Program (HFRP) was established by the Louisiana Legislature to provide flexible financing for healthy food retailers operating or expanding in underserved communities in Louisiana affected by Hurricanes Gustav and...
Puget Sound, WA Food Infrastructure ExplorationMembers only Login
The objectives of the Puget Sound Food Infrastructure Exploration were: to assess and clarify the need for local food system infrastructure in the Puget Sound region, facilitate a collaborative review that aligns with existing civic programs,...
Bread and Butter Farm Case StudyMembers only Login
How Bread and Butter Farm worked with a patchwork quilt of financing sources to keep land conserved for agriculture.
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Utilizing the Toolbox Approach
Hundreds of development finance programs exist at the federal, state, and local level. These programs have been created to address the financing needs of business, industry, real estate, housing, environmental and community development entities....
New Funding Sources for Food-Related BusinessesMembers only Login
This directory provides an overview of various sources of financing that may be available to food hubs and other food-related businesses. This directory is a partial listing of what may be available across the United States; some examples may not be...
2018 OR Capital Scan: Trends for the futureMembers only Login
The fourth edition of the Oregon Capital Scan report continues to address the topic of capital availability for emerging and growth stage companies within the state.
CDFA EDA Revolving Loan Fund Webinar Series: Staffing and Day to Day Management Approaches
Staffing a Revolving Loan Fund requires a team of financial specialists and dedicated sources of revenue. In one approach – best for funds issuing a higher volume of loans – each team member is responsible for a different stage of the lending...
Unlocking the Development Finance ToolboxMembers only Login
Toby Rittner, President and CEO of CDFA, presents the development finance toolbox during the Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse.
2017 Small Business Credit Survey ResultsMembers only Login
This report overviews the findings of the 2017 Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS). The SBCS, a national collaboration of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks, provides timely information on small business financing needs, decisions, and outcomes to policy...
The Community Reinvestment Act Lending Data HighlightsMembers only Login
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has released an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Regulatory Framework. This study uses 2016 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data and the CRA files from...
Micro-Lending AcademyMembers only Login
Heidi Pickman with CAMEO and Nataly Mojica with Accion discuss their models for microlending organizations.
How to Capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund - OHMembers only Login
Chris Burnham with the Development Finance Authority of Summit County presents on their bond fund and the Akron Community Revitalization Fund.
Project Spotlight: Financing the Icy Strait Point Cruise Ship DockMembers only Login
Mike Catsi with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) presents on the financing package for the Icy Strait Point Cruise Ship Dock.
Utilizing the HUD 108 Loan Program - FLMembers only Login
Sherry Howard with Palm Beach County, FL presents on several projects that have been completed through the HUD section 108 loan guarantee program.
How to Capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund - MDMembers only Login
Darla Garrett with the Maryland Department of Commerce presents on the Small, Minority, Women Owned Businesses Account.
How to Capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund - COMembers only Login
Mike O'Donnell with Colorado Lending Source presents on the various loan programs offered through Colorado Lending Source.
2017 CA Small Business Credit SurveyMembers only Login
This report, produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, shares the results of the Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS), a national collaboration of the Community Development Offices of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series: Emerging Financing Approaches to Keeping Companies Locally OwnedMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, the Democracy Collaborative and other thought leaders discussed how economic development leaders are beginning to incorporate employee ownership into their work; the potential large...
Financing Options for Local GovernmentMembers only Login
Indiana Bond Bank Presentation on Financing Options for Local Government
Private Activity Bonds: An IntroductionMembers only Login
An Introduction on Private Activity Bonds from the Congressional Research Service
Introduction to Qualified 501(c)(3) BondsMembers only Login
An Introduction to Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds Presentations at the Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations
Marketing Your RLFMembers only Login
Pete Kraus from Bucks County Industrial Development Authority presents on how to market your RLF.
Angel Investment Tax Credits in Illinois and ElsewhereMembers only Login
Adam Blair with the Economic Development Research Group discusses Illinois’ extension of the angel investment tax credit and how it compares with similar programs in other states that compete for angel investment
Illinois Finance Authority's Participation Loan ProgramMembers only Login
Stan Luboff with the Illinois Finance Authority discusses IFA's new participation loan program.
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